Kirstin O'Connor

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Name: Kirstin O'Connor
Date registered: September 12, 2013

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  1. Goodwill Going Green for Earth Day — April 17, 2014
  2. Pear Blossom 10 Mile Runners Take Off — April 12, 2014
  3. Britt Festival 2014 Preview — April 9, 2014
  4. In the Garden: Potatoes and Onions — April 3, 2014
  5. Arbor Day Community Celebration — April 2, 2014

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How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

MEDFORD, Ore. - This weekend the clocks jumped forward, which means everyone lost an hour of sleep. Studies show that many people still do not get the recommended amount of sleep even when we’re not dealing with daylight savings. Newswatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with Dr. Mary Murdoch to ask why sleep is so important for our … Continue reading »

Sales Rise At Oregon Chocolate Festival

ASHLAND, Ore. - The 10th annual Oregon Chocolate Festival wrapped up on Sunday with sold out workshops. While the festival brings many of the same vendors coming back each year, some say 2014 was their best year for sales. Donna Holm has been making the trip up from Glide, Oregon down to Ashland, for the Oregon … Continue reading »

Kids Find Fossils at Crater Rock Museum

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. - Kids are learning about the life cycles of dinosaurs, and preservation of their history at a local museum. The Crater Rock Museum featured fossils for Kids Day this Saturday. Visitors took a lesson to find out what fossils are, and how they are uncovered. Then kids were brought through the Fossil Room … Continue reading »

Gun Owners Stress Firearm Education

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Police are stressing the importance of responsible gun ownership after a five-year-old Medford boy was accidentally shot by his father’s gun. In that case, the pistol that was fired was not properly stored, and the owner was not legally allowed to own it. Members of the Medford Gun Club say the best … Continue reading »

StrikeWatch: Sheriff’s Office Security

RUCH, Ore. — As the strike continues, Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies are out securing safety at schools outside the city limits. The areas are also being closely guarded by district security. Sheriff’s deputies are on patrol outside the entrance of Ruch Elementary School and Griffin Creek Elementary. They say they’ve been out there, off and … Continue reading »

Negotiations Continue During Strike

MEDFORD, Ore. - Wednesday’s meeting will be the first time the Medford School District and the Medford Education Association come together to negotiate since Saturday’s twelve hour meeting. On Tuesday, both sides met for a brief check-in, but because the meeting Wednesday is a bargaining session, it is expected to last much longer. Tuesday was also … Continue reading »

Restaurant Owner Selling Morning Glory

ASHLAND, Ore. – A popular restaurant is on the market after nearly two decades of serving brunch. Patty Groth, the chef and owner of Morning Glory, is closing in on her fortieth year behind the stove. Groth purchased the property in 1996 from the original owners, and remodeled the house into a restaurant.  Once the doors … Continue reading »

Whiskey Room Opens In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. –  A new business is bringing new options to nightlife in downtown Medford. The Whiskey Room located on Grape Street off of 8th Street opened its doors at the end of December 2013. The venue hosts specialty whiskey tasting parties and live music by local artists. Each of the “Friday Night Flights,” or tastings, … Continue reading »

Providence Begins New Dining Initiative

MEDFORD, Ore. - Providence Medical Centers across the state are implementing a new plan to promote healthy diets. Karen Bartalini, the Director of General Services at Providence in Medford says the mission of the Healthy Dining Initiative is to create healthier communities, together. Different phases of the project will be enacted throughout the year. The hospital is … Continue reading »

Walden Addresses Volunteer Fire Crisis

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Representative Greg Walden met with fire chiefs from Jackson County to discuss the classification of volunteer firefighters on Saturday. The congressman and fire officials were addressing a bill introduced to U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee back in December. Under the Affordable Care Act, anyone working thirty hours or … Continue reading »

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